Tuesday, March 05, 2013
There are a few recipes of vegan brownies that I want to try, but I decided to start with the one that had the fewest ingredients! I decided it was good enough to share. I adapted it from this recipe. These brownies came out thick and with a lovely crumb, more cake-y than fudge-y (which I like). The Engineer said they were awesome. Personally, I find them really good, but I feel like they are not very rich and lack some depth of flavor. Perhaps a recipe with chocolate as well as cocoa would be good next…
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar (vegan)
1 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup of water
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used safflower)
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients thoroughly. Add vanilla, water and oil, and mix until smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes. Let cool for 4 hours at least for best taste.